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Tabitha Soren and Justine Kurland during the Second Century Keynote Conversation: Shooting America

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Thank You for Making Second Century a Success!

Posted on October 30, 2017

The FotoFocus Symposium, Second Century: Photography, Feminism, Politics, brought together a rich diversity of speakers, addressing a broad range of topics ranging from the January 21, 2017, Women’s March on Washington and subsequent political activism; Latin American films by female filmmakers; to feminist engagement of photography as both conceptual art practice and widespread implication through social media practices.

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the 2017 FotoFocus Symposium. If you missed out or just want to hear more, videos of all the panels and conversations can be found online now.

Shooting America Keynote Conversation with Tabitha Soren (Photographer) and Justine Kurland (Photographer). Pictured above.

Photography in an Intersectional Field with Aruna D’Souza (Contemporary Writer on feminism, politics, art, and more).

Woman with a Camera panel moderated by Prudence Peiffer (Senior Editor at ArtForum) with Makeda Best (Curator of Photography for Harvard Art Museums), Carmen Winant (Artist and Writer, Assistant Professor of Visual Studies and Contemporary Art History at CCAD and Dean at SSPS), Claire Lehmann (Artist, Writer, Curator).

Women of Latin American Film panel moderated by Michelle Farrell (Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Fairfield University) with Diana Vargas (Artistic Director of Havana Film Festival New York), Laura Gómez (Director and Actor), and Ana Katz (Writer, Director, Actor).

Gender and Imaging in the Online Realm panel moderated by Kate Palmer Albers (Associate Professor of Art History at School of Arts) with Natalie Bookchin (Artist and Associate Professor of Media and Associate Chair of the Visual Arts Department at MGSA), and Nora Khan (Writer and Contributing Editor at Rhizome).

Still They Persist with FemFour panel moderated by Steven Matijcio (Curator at the Contemporary Arts Center) with Sara M. Vance Waddell (FemFour Founder and Collector), Cal Cullen, (Artist, Curator and Executive Director of Wave Pool), Jaime L.M. Thompson (Curator of Education at the Contemporary Arts Center), Maria Seda-Reeder (Writer, Curator, Educator).

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The FotoFocus Symposium, Second Century took place on October 7, 2017 at the historic Memorial Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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